Principal Engineer Electronic Design
Western Digital - Irvine, CA

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Provide channel related system features design and integration features and capability
Responsible for developing optimization algorithms, functions, features, and debug/analysis tools for new read channels and SOC
Responsible for bringing up read channels in the early part of the drive design cycle from hardware design, system design and firmware design point of view.
Position will also include developing new matlab tools to enable test and validation of new functions and features. Drive integration firmware support for new features, and new recording technologies during the development cycle

B.S. 5-8 yrs related experience, or MS 3-6 yrs related experience, or PhD 1-4 yrs related experience
Applies advance technology principles to specific tasks.
Recommends and implements solutions.
Develop methodologies for projects.
May provide input into group’s technical direction.
Follows department/work group processes and may recommend improvements to them and develops new processes.
Follows technical documentation requirements.
Has broad knowledge of business operations.
Knows basic budgets/ costs of program/project and their impact.
Knows individual and project goals.
Generally understand the practical implications of one’s work on operations or vice versa.
Sees issues from customer’s perspective and develop rapport with customers.
Acts in a responsive and flexible manner to balance customer requests with established priorities.
Understands impact of individual projects/process on customer’s process and productivity.
Proficiently uses standard and specialized engineering tools and equipment used by the discipline and/or department.
Effectively presents information, ideas, perspective to peers, team members and managers and respond to questions.
Speak effectively one-on-one and in small group situations.
Proficiently apply principles of advance calculus, modern algebra, advanced statistical theory, advanced mathematical concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, permutations, proofs of theorems, exponents, and logarithms.
Work, collaborate and communicate effectively in team environment to achieve common goals and results, contributing to effectiveness of the team and influencing its outcomes.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external contacts.
Promote team’s open communication environment.
Participate on customer presentations/review team.
Gives presentations to colleagues and managers.

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When it comes to data storage, Western Digital has drive. The company is one of the largest independent makers of hard-disk drives, which...